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Metzia formosae  (Oshima, 1920)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Alburninae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Subtropical, preferred ?

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Asia: Yunnan, China and Taiwan (Ref. 45563); also observed from Viet Nam (Ref. 44416).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 33784)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Head small, pointed and slender; snout short and protruded; mouth slit slanted; large eyes at the center of head, towards tip, interorbital space convex. Long, rhombic body; back behind head convex. Belly scutes from base of pelvic fin to anus. Body gray on back, silvery white on lower sides and belly, a horizontal gray stripe along the central axis; gray on caudal fin and semi-transparent on others (Ref. 45563).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults inhabit clear still or slow-moving waters of small rivers (Ref. 45563).

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Gan, X., J.-H. Lan and E. Zhang, 2009. Metzia longinasus, a new cyprinid species (Teleostei: Cypriniformes) from the Pearl River drainage in Guangxi Province, South China. Ichthyol. Res. 56:55-61. (Ref. 80361)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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